About Us

Alice of View of CortinaFine Italian linens from local artisans

Alice was born and raised in a small town at the foot of the Dolomites, the mountainous region in the northeastern corner of Italy.  Her passion for beautiful linens and artisanal fabrics started when she would accompany her mother on frequent trips to the mountains to find home decorations.  Thanks to those trips, she learned about the long-tradition of linen production in the Dolmites and the artistry that lies behind these products. Her love of art brought her to study conservation of paintings and sculptures in Venice.  Restoring centuries old sculptures deepened her appreciation of the love and attention to details that goes into artisan ally-made products. Alice’s passion for art and fabrics lead her to start View of Cortina.  We specialize in bringing unique, artisinally-produced linens to you from this enchanting corner of the world.  View of Cortina only imports from producers Alice knows personally and has visited.  Our products are made by traditional craft methods. We carry nothing mass-produced. In fact, many of our items are hand-made or made to order for you, and are very difficult to find outside of Italy.  We believe that even simple household items, like a table linen, when designed with sophisticated yet understated elegance, and produced with integrity, will enhance the beauty of any home. Alice splits her life between Cambridge, Massachusetts and her hometown in northern Italy.

Testimonials


Thank you for helping me choose this runner, I can’t believe how well the color goes with our first floor rooms” — Susan H., MA

After many attempts to find the right look for my cherry dining room table, a friend recommended that I look at View of Cortina, LLC. I fell in love instantly with the look and quality of the merchandise. I decided I would start with a table runner. I was thrilled with the look and feel of the material and the quality of the construction. I’ve gotten so many complements on how elegant my dining room looks now! I have recommended View of Cortina, LLC to my family and friends. — Phoebe C. , MA

I was recently married and was looking for a way to impress my mother-in-law (without breaking my bank account) when a friend suggested that I looked at View of Cortina, LLC for a nice table cloth and napkins to complement the china that my mother-in-law gave to us. I was very nervous for that first dinner with the new in-laws, but the first thing my mother-in-law said when she arrived was how beautiful the dining room was! The room looked quite inviting and I didn’t even burn the roast. I am looking into pillows for the living room and blankets for the bedroom. View of Cortina, LLC is making my first home decorating very easy!” — Tiffany F., OR